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February 27, 2002

Crosby Appointed Orthopaedic Surgery Chair
at Wright State University School of Medicinephoto of Lynn Crosby

Lynn CrosbyDAYTON, OHIO--Lynn A. Crosby, M.D., F.A.C.S., has been appointed professor and chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Wright State University School of Medicine. Prior to accepting the position as chair, Crosby was the Chief of the Shoulder Division within the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery here at Wright State.

A native of North Dakota, Crosby received a B.S. degree from the University of North Dakota. He holds an M.D. degree from the Ohio State University School of Medicine. He completed his residency in general surgery at Creighton University and in orthopaedic surgery at the Creighton-Nebraska Health Foundation in Omaha. Crosby completed fellowships with the Mid-America Orthopaedic Association Traveling Fellowship (USA) and the Clinical Orthopaedic Society Traveling Fellowship (Great Britain).

Crosby is certified by the American College of Surgeons, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. He is a member of a number of orthopaedic societies, including American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and American Academy of Sports Physicians, as well as an invited member of the American Orthopaedic Association and the Shoulder and Elbow Society.

He served as a Major in the U.S. Army Reserves in support of Operation Desert Shield and received the Army Commendation Medal for Meritorious Service. A prolific author, Crosby has published more than 50 articles, 7 books, and 23 abstracts. His research centers around the fatty degeneration of rotator cuff muscle.